Types of Bathroom Tiles: A Guide

9 April 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


When it comes to bathroom tiles, there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. This guide will help you navigate the multitude of options and make an informed decision about how your new bathroom will look. Read on to find out more.

Porcelain tiles

Porcelain tiles are made from sand and shaped to be strong and durable. They're an excellent choice for domestic bathrooms in particular as they are relatively inexpensive, easy to install and very durable. Porcelain is also a great choice if you have children or pets at home because it's hard-wearing and easy to clean. There are lots of different designs of porcelain tiles available so you'll easily be able to find something that suits your tastes.

Ceramic tiles

Ceramic tiles are also an excellent choice for bathrooms. These tiles are made of clay. They are not as strong as other types of tile. There are lots of different types which look wonderful and make for a stylish finish. They are available in plenty of different colours and textures to suit any room or décor style.

Natural stone tiles

Natural stone tiles made using slate, marble or granite can offer a lot of advantages, being strong, durable, easy to clean and it looks fantastic when finished. Unfortunately, they are fairly expensive compared to porcelain and ceramic tiles. They're also heavy and require careful installation. You'll need a specialist for this kind of tile, so you might want to have a look at local building suppliers.

Engineered stone tiles

Engineered stone tiles are becoming increasingly popular although they can still be quite expensive. These tiles are made from quartz and resin that has been shaped to the look of stone or marble. Engineered stone tiles are a standard choice for bathrooms because they look very nice but will outlast porcelain and ceramic. They're quite heavy and require more careful installation. Be sure to consult builders or a specialist contractor about this option first so that you know what you can expect from it.

So how do you decide?

This is a very personal choice. Everyone will prefer something different, so that's why you should trust your own instinct when it comes to what is best for your bathroom. Whatever your choice is, be sure that it's something that you love and will look at for years to come because the bathroom is one of those rooms where the tiles will be on show all the time!

For more information about bathroom tiles, contact a supplier.